Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and director of the Affective Disorders Research Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. He also maintains a private practice in Norwalk, CT. The website for his private practice is www.josephgoldbergmd.com.
Dr. Goldberg is an internationally recognized authority on bipolar disorder. In this interview, he gives us distilled wisdom about the management of bipolar depression.
Part 1: Several reasons why bipolar depression is so hard to treat
Dr. Joseph Goldberg explains the several reasons why bipolar depression is so hard to treat.
Part 2: Brokering a fit: Matching the medication to the person’s clinical profile
Dr. Joseph Goldberg explains how to know which persons might be the best candidates to receive an antidepressant or lithium.
Part 3: If an antidepressant, which one?
Dr. Joseph Goldberg explains which specific antidepressants may be preferred or avoided in persons with bipolar depression.
Part 4: Avoid antidepressants if these features are present
Dr. Joseph Goldberg explains that antidepressants should be avoided in persons with bipolar depression if any mixed features are present and provides a simple guideline for determining if that is the case.
Part 5: Why lamotrigine is very useful in bipolar disorder
Dr. Joseph Goldberg outlines some unique advantages of lamotrigine in bipolar disorder.
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